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Peeple App Embodies the Worst of Social Media

Peeple App Embodies the Worst of Social Media

Peeple app embodies

As early as November, you will be able to let someone known exactly what you think of them as a human being—albeit indirectly. The new social media app called Peeple is billed as the Yelp for humans. It’s all of the insane and inane things that you hate about Yelp but, you know, about people. Actual human beings. The upcoming Peeple app embodies the worst of social media.

Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough created the app with the idea that it would help spread positivity and help them find out which of their neighbors are trustworthy. While Cordray and McCullough’s goals are ambitions, it’s hard to imagine how this app would actually work that way.

As far as the app’s functionality goes, Peeple is pretty simple. You enter someone into the database (or find them in the database). You must have their phone number and submit it with your review of him/her. (The person will be contacted.) You sort your review into one of three categories: professional, personal or romantic.

Peeple has already gotten a tremendously negative response on social media.

While some have pointed out that the danger of apps like Peeple isn’t actually rampant negative (it’s empty compliments), these apps, Peeple especially, are obviously capable of both. The promise of Peeple is to give you an idea of the kind of people around you, and just as someone could spread lies about an ex, someone could give people (or peeple?) too much credit.

This type of app just takes our life and ties it even more tightly to the digital world; it takes your personal life and tethers it to the internet, a place where everyone is free game.

What do you think about Peeple’s potential? Does it go too far? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Is this really any different than movie critics and even us commenting in forums like this? A positive or negative comment from someone you have no idea who they are can’t really mean anything, can it?

  • Peeple is about 12 years behind in their application. Planet’s Choice is 17 years old and about to launch after failing in this market 4.5 times.

    November 20th 2016, The World’s First Public Praise and Recognition Company launches to help save Humanity from taking a “Nosedive”.

    -Founder & Lead Archivist
    Planet’s Choice

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